Human Resource Management Analytical Essay by Peter Pen

Human Resource Management
An analysis of human resource and personnel management.
# 61500 | 1,759 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004
Published on Oct 10, 2005 in Business (Management) , English (Analysis) , Business (Human Resources)

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This paper discusses the historical development of the business sphere of personnel management. The paper questions the similarities and differences between personnel management and human resource management. The paper contends that ultimately human resource management evolved from traditional personnel management, along with the natural development of the business environment.

The Industrial Revolution
Personnel Managers
Scientific Management
Behavioral Science
Personnel Management to HRM
Characteristics of HRM
Process-Systems View of HRM
Types of HRM
HRM vs. Personnel Management

From the Paper:

"The birth of personnel management can be traced back to the industrial revolution in the late 18th century. The revolution saw the growth of the factory system that, due to its nature, the more formalized organization of work activities were planning, organizing, and controlling employees. The work environment was very unfavorable at the time, employees worked long hours for little pay and often in dangerous conditions. The approach to managing people was harsh and the main goal was to control the workers who had few, if any, rights."

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